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Navarre Hall to Becht Hall: Residence Hall and more

Residence Hall transition with evolution; from Navarre to Becht

Becht Hall
The 1908 construction of Navarre Hall marked Clarion's departure from tradition and the introduction of a Spanish-French design in a residence hall. Later rechristened Becht Hall, Navarre's architects went on to design major buildings at USC in California. Navarre Hall's cream colored brick, sandstone trimmings and dark red tiled roof were in pleasant contrast with the drab buildings on the campus. The floor plans of the building drawn by Professor Wilkinson, included the living accommodations, a reception hall, offices, parlors, and a five hundred seat capacity dining hall.

Old Becht Dorm Room
Becht Hall dorm room.